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Plain Art

One Painter, Six Architects, One year - A Collaboration
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Overview

Genre
Arts
Synopsis

In 2005, Fargo, North Dakota painter, Marjorie Schlossman, asked six architects to design and build art chapels that she could paint in. The only requirements were to stay within a $25,000 budget, make them portable and include a spiritual element without the trappings of religion. Filmed over two years, “Plain Art” intimately documents the risks, struggles and successes of this creative process. The film elucidates the unique convergence of art, architecture and spirituality as well as the conflicts that arise when an artist funds her own large, ambitious public art project. In a pragmatic and rural community like Fargo, abstract art is not always welcome and understood and the architects were asked to think more like artists and less like engineers. “Plain Art” shows people revisiting their idealistic notions of creativity and recapturing their own personal faith and spirituality.

Stage
finished
Running time
78 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Ma & Pa Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2005 - 2008
Locations
Fargo, North Dakota

Distribution Details

Release year
2008
Distribution
self-distribution
Language
English

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